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Senior Environmental Consultant

You will be a member of the global Environment team, this role can be based in any of our UK offices.  You will be responsible for preparing a range of UKCS oil and gas permits and consents primarily in the oil and gas industry as well as undertaking quality assurance of permits in line with Xodus Group procedures.

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Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Has a thorough understanding of the type and range of permits and consents required in the UKCS oil and gas industry and keeps up to date with the associated legislation relating to these applications.
  • Responsible for the Project Management of a range of compliance projects.  Project Management duties include provision of a day to day contact with the relevant operator; monitor project quality, man-hours and costs and prepare progress reports to clients as required.  These duties will include undertaking weekly progress reporting and updating the Compliance Lead on relevant KPIs.
  • Ability to prepare a range of UKCS oil and gas permits, including wells, pipeline, production, marine licenses and geophysical permits.  Has experience with the management of complex permits and has a thorough understanding of the key issues, tools and processes, including a good understanding of guidance and information available.  Specifically, undertake the following tasks with ease:
    • Understanding HOCNF and applying this information to undertake CHARM and Osborne-Adams calculations;
    • Writing chemical justifications;
    • Writing project descriptions;
    • Writing environmental descriptions; and
    • Writing environmental impact assessments.
  • Develops an area of technical expertise within compliance management remit and maintaining regular contact with relevant stakeholders, ensuring that deliverables continually meet regulatory requirements.  Ensure relevant guidance notes and tools are up to date and rolled out to the team as required.
  • Undertakes technical and high-level Quality Assurance (QA) of permits to Xodus procedures.
  • Development, including coaching and supervision of less experienced team members as required.
  • Responsible for management of preparation and delivery of PQQ and proposals in the Compliance team as required.
  • Ability to convey the Company’s capabilities, vision and values to internal and external clients.  Awareness of the commercial targets associated with tasks and delivering within them is required.
  • You will perform work in accordance with our Company’s quality procedures and assist, where necessary, in preparing proposals by providing technical support.
  • Although primarily involved with compliance support, Xodus encourages the involvement in other technical areas within the environment team.
  • Continually strives to look for ways to improve and enhance efficiency of Xodus tools and systems which are used to prepare permit applications. 

Key Deliverables

  • Prepare and deliver permits and consents in line with relevant legislation
  • Client Management

KPIs/Measures

  • Projects delivered on time and in budget

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Senior Environmental Consultant’ clearly stated in the subject line.  The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 13 July 2018.  The application should include a covering letter, outlining what skills you would bring to this role and details of your past experience in a similar role, along with your CV and confirmation of right to work in UK. 


Contracts and Performance Advisor

London

We currently have an opportunity for a Contracts and Performance Advisor to join our London office.  Reporting to the Group Commercial Manager, the role will involves advising and reporting on contract terms, risks and opportunities, assisting with the project control aspects of key proposals and ongoing projects. The key objective of this role is to ensure that internal contracting guidelines and control methods and systems are followed / used and performance reviews of project are carried out.  The successful candidate will also be required to provide guidance and consultation to project managers with cost estimating and reporting to ensure project margins are maximised.  Candidates should have good communication and negotiation skills and evidence that they have strong organisation skills and are able to respond well to time pressure.  They should also be confident dealing with people at all levels in the organisation and with customers and suppliers.  Experience in manipulating, interpreting and presenting data with a high level of experience in MS applications is desired.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to add value to the overall business proposition and develop the role as required to support the business.  Previous experience in a contracts administration/advisor role is required.

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Overall Purpose of the Role

Reporting to the Group Commercial Manager, you will be responsible for reporting and advising on the contract terms, risks and opportunities, project control aspects of key proposals and ongoing projects. 

The key objective of this role is to ensure that internal contracting guidelines and control methods and systems are followed / used and quality reviews are carried out.  Providing guidance and consultation to project managers with cost estimating and reporting to ensure project margins are maximised.

Key Responsibilities

Primary Duties

  • Review and comment on client contracts, purchase orders, subcontracts and non-disclosure agreements
  • Maintain contract information in XBOS
  • Draft new contract documents as required
  • Negotiate and manage contract amendments, renewals and rate revisions as required
  • Provide tender support as required
  • Input to global agreements/MSAs
  • Conduct annual rate reviews and establish standard rates with input from relevant managers
  • Provide charge out rate analysis
  • Ensure that project controls (including XPEM) are adhered to within the group
  • Regular reporting and advice on margins for live projects and proposals, including reporting any deviations from proposal budgets

Supplemental Duties

  • Developing and maintaining contract templates
  • Providing project information and support for the Operations Board on a monthly basis
  • Preparing financial plans for key proposals and projects
  • Support key managers, provide high level support and ensure ongoing compliance
  • Keeping up to date with relevant legal developments

KPIs/Measures

  • Online contract information is up to date and relevant
  • Acceptable risks on contracts with no deviation from standard terms
  • All key projects to have a monthly review and a lessons-learned session
  • All proposals that meet the criteria have a credit check

Qualifications and experience 

  • Degree educated in a relevant area such as business or law is desirable
  • Relevant experience in commercial contracts, preferably in an engineering environment

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Contracts and Performance Advisor’ clearly stated in the subject line.  The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 29th June 2018.  The application should include a covering letter, outlining what skills you would bring to this role and details of your past experience in a similar role, along with your CV and confirmation of right to work in UK.

Graduate Acoustics Consultant

Southampton

The Environment Division of Xodus Group is a dynamic team with a range of specialisms including marine biologists, chemists, acousticians, environmental managers and engineers.  The Division currently has a vacancy for an acoustic engineering graduate to work as part of their Acoustics Team in their Southampton office.

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The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate a high degree of numeracy as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  To support and help develop the resource capabilities of the acoustic’s team and to work with Xodus’ Environmental and Engineering departments. The requirements our set out below:

Technical Duties:

  • Experience in various measurement techniques and use of instrumentation (including sound pressure, sound intensity, vibration etc.) with corresponding diagnostic skills;
  • Experience of engineering noise control and computer modelling highly desirable
  • A knowledge of environmental and occupational noise and vibration EC regulations, standards and supporting guidelines;
  • The work will be a combination of office, field and site based both home and abroad.  

Supplemental Duties

  • Technology – Have good awareness of latest innovations and technology within the acoustics industry and markets 
  • Help to explore opportunities for the application of new technologies, and to maximize use of expertise within the Xodus Technology division
  • Business Development – Help to and support opportunities for additional work both within existing projects and for new clients. Individuals are encouraged to work across disciplines and business sectors
  • Proposals – To contribute to new sales opportunities within group. To be actively engaged with the Company’s sales process including tendering, marketing and promotional activities
  • Safety – Ensure compliance with Xodus HSE policy and also display commitment to generic safety goals of inherent safety in line with client expectations
  • Quality – Ensure quality of own work is of the highest order in accordance with XQMS

Competencies:

  • Graduate in Acoustics or similar engineering or science based degree. 
  • Student (or full) Member of the Institution of Acoustics and/or relevant technical institution.

Key skills:

  • Good commercial awareness with an eye for new business development opportunities
  • Ability to work with others to achieve common project goals and client requirements
  • Enthusiasm for developing skills and experience in the interface between engineering and environmental departments
  • Communication - communicating relevant information in a clear and precise manner
  • Initiative - capitalising on opportunities and acting as a catalyst for change and improvement  
  • Analytical thinking - bringing disciplined analysis to data and situations
  • Aptitude for creative problem solving

Applications should be made by email to recruitment@xodusgroup.com with ‘Graduate Acoustic Consultant’ as reference. The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is 29th June 2018. The application should include a covering letter, CV, contact details for two referees and confirmation of right to work in UK.